Prescribed fires near North Upper Truckee
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will be conducting prescribed fire operations in the North Upper Truckee area today and possibly through Friday depending on weather conditions. Crews are looking to cover about 2 acres each day.
Residents and visitors can expect to see smoke from prescribed fire project areas. Smoke management is part of every prescribed fire burn plan, and efforts will be taken to reduce actual or potential smoke impacts on community areas.
This and other prescribed fire projects are designed to reduce wildfire risks to communities and critical resources.
State and local fire management agencies may also be conducting prescribed fire work during this period.
For more information, visit our website at http://www/fs/usda/gov/ltbmu. To learn more about the efforts to reduce catastrophic wildfire risks in the Tahoe Basin, read the Lake Tahoe Basin Multi-jurisdictional Fuel Reduction Plan found at http://fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fsm9_045864.pdf.
To view maps that describe current prescribed fire projects, visit the Current Prescribed Fire Activity 2010 web page at http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/RxFireOps.